by Max Brantley
GLORY DAYS: Wikimedia-provided shot of Michael Jackson at the Reagan White House.
It didn't sound good from the start. TMZ, the celebrity-watching website, had the jump on the story. Then. LA Times reported that paramedics who responded to a call to the singer's home found him not breathing.
Paramedics performed CPR and took him to the UCLA Medical Center.
At 5:20 p.m., CNN reported he was in a coma.
At 5:30, a report from the LA Times naming anonymous sources, said Jackson had been pronounced dead.
It's now everywhere. Hard to believe.
Rockcandies reports a Jackson tribute from 10 to midnight tonight on KABF (88.3-FM).